As schools and colleges face indefinite closures due to the outbreak of COVID-19, learners across the world are turning to EdTech platforms like Brainly to #CarryOnLearning from home.
Brainly, the world’s largest online learning community for students, parents and teachers has experienced a massive spike in engagement on its platform. It now reaches 200 million monthly users globally.
Recent surveys conducted by Brainly on its Indian user base revealed that, due to this unprecedented break, 57% of students are now receiving classes online as compared to 36% in mid-March, justifying the constant increase in the numbers.
EdTech platforms are constantly evolving to overcome the challenges for online education systems in India. These challenges could range from unavailability of a full-time learning experience for students and inaccessibility to technology/network, to inability in monitoring student’s productivity from home, etc. Despite some of the issues, EdTech platforms are attracting a huge user base towards online education for an enhanced learning experience.
Michał Borkowski, CEO and Co-Founder of Brainly says, “Now, more than ever, we believe there could be a silver lining to this devastating global pandemic and that it might just act as a major catalyst in truly disrupting the education sector digitally.”
Today, students are extensively using Brainly to strengthen their skills across core subjects such as math, history, science, and social studies. The platform allows them to connect with their peers, subject matter experts, and professional educators to discuss their subjects and seek answers to tricky questions. With a ‘community learning’ model that combines online education, social media, and machine learning, Brainly facilitates an extensive network of peers, parents, teachers, and experts to empower students with a collaborative, flexible, and comprehensive learning experience. This concept has enabled students to not just raise queries but also assume the role of a problem-solver. From 2018-19, Brainly grew from 10 million to 20 million monthly users in India, seeing a 100% Y-o-Y.
“What’s amazing to us is not only that people are continuing to learn on Brainly, but also that everyone is continuing to lend a helping hand. We’re seeing the number of answers and explanations shared by students and experts on our platform increase exponentially as well, not just the number of questions being asked,” says Borkowski.